Do Nothing are, at this point, kings of the scene. By the time they walk on to rapturous applause, The Deaf Institute is rammed. People really love this band - with good reason too - Do Nothing are tight and well drilled, having honed their sound by touring the length and breadth of the country in the last few weeks. They look sharp too, each member is dressed in shirts and suit trousers - except frontman Chris Bailey, who is fully suited and booted. Bailey has all the traits of a good frontman - he holds the crowd in the palm of his hand as the band play through tracks from both EPs, Zero Dollar Bill and Glueland. Do Nothing’s offbeat, art-rock sound is the gleaming jewel in the post-punk crown: they’re a band full of confidence and the crowd feeds off the band’s energy. The Nottingham band treats us to a new track before disappearing into the cold November night - the world needs more music from Do Nothing.
The night is closed out by Burgess, once again bringing indie bangers to the masses like some sort of nineties christ, feeding thousands with little more than a Happy Mondays track and some cans.
Overall, Fred Perry have laid on quite the night. The mixture of enjoyable DJ sets and three of the best new bands Britain has to offer makes this an evening to remember.